Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hostess Cupcakes

What was your favorite treat as a child? Rice krispy treat? Chocolate chip cookie? Twinkie? Whatever it was, this recipe is sure to bring back a little glimpse of your childhood. Wait...am I dating myself? I guess if your childhood was in the 90's, maybe this recipe won't do that. But I was a child of the 70's where Twinkies, Ho-Ho's, Ding Dongs and Hostess Cupcakes were all the rage. While I rarely ate any of those (except for snack after a soccer game!), I loved recreating these: Hostess Cupcakes.


They are complete with that little white squiggly line that let you know they were a Hostess Cupcake. I found this recipe of the Bake at 350 blog and it did have quite a few steps and was a bit more complicated than some other recipes. But it was well worth it in the end.


My favorite part??? The white creamy filling!!!


These cupcakes were amazingly good. It does take some extra time to fill them and frost with the ganache, but they were well worth it. And make sure you put on a nice thick layer of that ganache, it's so good. If you want to bake up some childhood in your kitchen, this is it! The recipe is long, so I will link you to where I found it. Bake at 350: Hostess Cupcake Recipe

I hope you're having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!

16 comments:

MuncherCruncher said...

Mara...are you kidding me!?!? Those are the cutest things I have EVER seen. How are you so dang talented girl!?!?

ashjoy said...

Oh my girl! These look fabulous, I'm so going to try it!

Monique said...

Oh these look so good Mara.. I love the Swiss rolls same thing basically...Or how about those white powder covered donuts....These look like they came right out of the packaging but I bet they taste 10 times better :)

Jodi said...

OH MY GOODNESS mARA!! yOU ARE SUCH A BAKER!! SERIOUSLY, THESE LOOK BETTER THAN THE REAL THING!! YUMMY!!!!

Joni Kix said...

YES! I loved those as a child! A long recipe, hmm? I don't have the patience for that, but I may have to pick up a pack or two at the market!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun and scrumptious post Mara! I am a child of the 70's and LOVED the pink SNOWBALLS (round ball shaped cake covered with coconut) Yummy!

Lee said...

Those look so yummy. I am always so amazed by your baking talents. I have to admit I am not a "domestic diva" at all, LOL.

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, those look SO yummy!! I can already taste 'em!

Elizabeth said...

Dang girl those look SO yummy! You rock in the kitchen too! Is there anything you can't do??? :)
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JULIANA said...

I am right there with you! I loved these treats too, but was rarely allowed to eat them! These look amazingly yummy! TFS!!!

VanessaB said...

I've never liked those (gasp. i know), but they sure do look delicious!

Rebecca said...

Oh My those look amazing! I bet they taste even better than the packaged kind :)

Bethany said...

Dang...those look amazing. NUM!

Sarah said...

oh my gosh those are my favorite cupcakes! These are probably way better than the packaged ones too!

Meaghan Luby said...

this looks seriously great! thanks for sharing, lots of love happening for this and all your posts :)
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

IamDerby said...

my favorite thing ever! I need to make these.